Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov.25
By Ilkin Izzet - Trend:
Armenian armed forces have broken ceasefire with Azerbaijan 73 times in numerous positions within 24 hours, Azerbaijan's Defense Ministry said on Nov.25.
Armenian armed forces, located in the village of Aygepar and the nameless heights of Armenia's Berd district, opened fire at the positions of Azerbaijani armed forces located in the village of Alibeyli and the nameless heights of the Tovuz district.
Meanwhile, Azerbaijani positions located in the village of Gaymagli and the nameless heights of the Gazakh district, took fire from the positions located in the village of Barekamavan of Armenia's Noyemberyan district.
Moreover, Azerbaijani positions underwent fire from the positions located near the villages of Tapqaraqoyunlu of the Goranboy district, Qizil Oba of the Terter district, Shikhlar, Shuraabad, Yusifjanli, Merzili, Bash Gervend, Kengerli, Javahirli, Qaraqashli of the Aghdam district, Ashagi Seyidahmadli, Ashagi Veyselli of the Fizuli district.
Azerbaijani positions underwent fire from the positions located at the nameless heights of the Goranboy, Fizuli, Khojavend and Jabrayil districts.
The opposing side was silenced with return fire.
The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan.
As a result of the ensuing war, in 1992 Armenian armed forces occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven surrounding districts.
The two countries signed a ceasefire agreement in 1994. The co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group, Russia, France and the US are currently holding peace negotiations.
Armenia has not yet implemented four UN Security Council resolutions on the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding regions.